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Shelby County RSVP Retire to Inspire February 2012 205-669-3837 or

Yellow Dot We have restarted the Yellow Dot in the New Year. Watch for locations and places where to enroll in the Shelby County Reporter Community Calendar. We will be needed volunteers to help staff these sites. The HERO group has been great assistance in staffing many of these enrollment sites, but as the program expands we will need more volunteers to help. We are encouraging our seniors to enroll in this program to help save lives in an emergency.

RSVP has added several new enrollment centers for the Yellow Dot program. These were added to be more convenient for you to enroll yourself, family members, friends, and others you may associate with. You are welcome to refer these individuals to one of these locations. Remember we enroll all ages into the Yellow Dot program. The age range now enrolled in the Shelby County RSVP is 3 months old to 102 years old. For those who do not drive we encourage you to enroll and place the decal on the rear car window of the person who is transporting you and then place your vinyl information folder in their glove compartment. New Yellow Dot enrollment centers include: • • • • •

Brooklere Pharmacy office) Edward Jones Financial mountain) Mike Kennedy State Farm Community College) Victory GMC Exit on I-65) Chris Dorris State Farm

205 Buck Creek Plaza, Alabaster (across from the post 5510 Hwy 280, Ste 112, Birmingham (foot of the 4513 Valleydale Rd. Birmingham (near Jefferson State 1150 George Roy Pkwy, Calera ( Shelby County Airport 2717 John Hawkins Pkwy, Ste 115, Hoover

Our office now has Yellow Dot decals for motorcycles. I will be distributing these decals to our enrollment centers or you may contact my office. Remember, the first sixty minutes in an emergency, known as the “GOLDEN HOUR”, Is critical and gives first responders vital information that may save your life.

Mileage Reimbursement The IRS deductible mileage rate for charity, including RSVP mileage, in 2011 is 14 cents per mile. This applies to any volunteering you do that is not reimbursed. James Harmon, Shelby Volunteers in Service CPA with Hayes Downard LLP, would be glad to answer any other questions anyone has at (205) 9863751.

Spring Picnic Several have been asking about the annual spring picnic. Plans are tentative but hold the date of May 24 open. More information will be coming in future newsletters as plans are developed.

Visitations I will be visiting various stations with our new RSVP Director from Positive Maturity. Lauri Rogers, RSVP Director, wants to meet station managers and RSVP volunteers.

Volunteer Opportunities Disaster Relief – as we are in the beginning of the tornado season the American Red Cross and other agencies are in need of volunteers to staff varied activities to include telephone call centers, cleanup, cutting trees, food banks, food and water distribution, and many other associated activities. RSVP Program – as the RSVP program continues to grow and expand, the office is seeking volunteers to help with assistance in filing, telephoning, tracking, mailings, and assisting personal contact with the RSVP volunteers. Hours can be flexible. AWARE (Aging Workers Are Reliable Employees) – AWARE is Positive Maturity’s jobs program assisting those who are 50+ years old with employment. AWARE is also seeking assistance in the Columbiana office with client follow-up. Yellow Dot Enrollment – seeking individuals who can help in the enrollment of Shelby County citizens in Yellow Dot program. Look each week for opportunities to volunteer in the Shelby County Report’s Lifestyle section under

“Helping Hands” VISIT -

Shelby County RSVP’s website –

Thanks for all you do!

People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel.

2012 02 Newsletter - Shelby County RSVP  

February 2012 Newsletter of the Shelby County, Alabama, RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program)